#26 2008-07-24 01:50:13

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/10/14490403_ff3d2de8dd.jpg

Small car, great economy....  Same concept as the Prius, but the Isetta is cool........

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#27 2008-07-24 01:51:57

I love the coral color of a lot of those older cars....  Too bad they can't pull it off now....

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#28 2008-07-24 01:53:05

Dirckman wrote:

sofaking wrote:

Dirckman wrote:


Gas prices are dropping again, hopefully they fall far enough that these dumbass Prius owners look at that shapeless pile of crap which is exceeded in ugliness only by the Pontiac Aztec and wonder what they were thinking.....  I'd give up at least fifty miles per gallon not to be seen in something so ugly....

Nothing beats a Scion for ugly. Seeing them makes me cringe.

The Scion is backed up by some real marketing genius....  For decades American youth would lust after only the lowest, widest, raciest looking cars...  When I was in high school my friends and myself would get excited about the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette, anything Ferrari, anything Lamborghini...   My dad's generation had the same criteria for lusting after cars, lower, wider, more powerful.....  I hear the youth of today getting excited about Scion and I feel like throwing up a little bit...  How can someone market something that ugly and that gutless and generate any level of excitement at all?

What about PT Cruisers? Totally gutless. No power at all.

I can't believe they sold so well. Pieces of shit.

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#33 2008-07-24 01:57:00

sofaking wrote:

What about PT Cruisers? Totally gutless. No power at all.

I can't believe they sold so well. Pieces of shit.

Amazing how our good friends at Chrysler marketed a small minivan with zero performance capabilities as being "cool".....  I guess the same thing can be said about network television and the quality of shows that they give us...

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#34 2008-07-24 01:58:01

http://www.partsobsolete.com/images/stories/Campout/campout2003/campout_2003_010.jpg
Now there's an automobile.  Small, German, lightweight, air-cooled, loud, hard to control in turns.  Like this guy:

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#36 2008-07-24 02:03:16

I normally don't give too much credit to sedans, but I love the look of the new Mercedes C Class Sedan...  I actually like it better than the looks of the C Class Coupe...  Almost every review I've read on it has criticized it for having bland styling, but I think it looks very poised and I don't see it looking outdated anytime soon...

http://image.automotive.com/f/auto-shows/2008-mercedes-benz-c-class-to-debut-at-new-york-auto-show/6300827+w636+cr1+re0+ar1/2008-mercedes-benz-c-class-frontjpg.jpg

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#37 2008-07-24 02:04:01

Exactly.  Something that, when properly and completely restored, includes a factory toolkit, wrapped in leatherette.  Which is needed.

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#40 2008-07-24 02:06:52

Illinois Nazi flunky in the Blues Brothers, to the Gruppenfuhrer wrote:

I've always loved you.

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#41 2008-07-24 02:07:28

http://vwkombi.com/photos/beetlemania-2005/Images/35.jpg

More old school Germanic style....

Last edited by Dirckman (2008-07-24 02:09:16)

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#43 2008-07-24 02:12:40

In my humble opinion the BMW 507 is one of ten most beautiful cars ever built.....

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Factory/6987/bmw_507.jpg

Last edited by Dirckman (2008-07-24 02:13:12)

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#44 2008-07-24 02:15:38

Dirckman wrote:

I normally don't give too much credit to sedans, but I love the look of the new Mercedes C Class Sedan...  I actually like it better than the looks of the C Class Coupe...  Almost every review I've read on it has criticized it for having bland styling, but I think it looks very poised and I don't see it looking outdated anytime soon...

http://image.automotive.com/f/auto-show … ontjpg.jpg

To me, that's the key. Simplicity in styling, and a respected manufacturer.

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#48 2008-07-24 02:20:02

So some of the pictures being posted now beg the question "WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO CAR DESIGN IN THE EIGHTIES!!!".

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#50 2008-07-24 02:26:37

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PTGPOD/551271~Tail-Fin-on-1959-Cadillac-Posters.jpg

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